January 29, 2024
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has joined other African leaders at the Italy-Africa Summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.
The conference is being held under the theme ‘a bridge for a common growth’. During the summit, Italy’s proposed ‘Mattei Plan’ for Africa will be discussed.
Kicked off on January 28, 2024, the Italy-Africa Summit is the first international event to be held in Italy since the beginning of its G7 Presidency, attesting to the importance Italy attributes to its partnership with African Countries. This is, in fact, the first time that the Italy-Africa Conference is being held as a Summit of Heads of State and Government, having been held only at ministerial level until now.
The Summit is being attended by numerous Heads of State and Government and Ministers of African Countries, together with representatives of the African Union and European Union. The main international organizations will also be participating, starting with the UN, international financial institutions and multilateral development banks.